Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Faces from a demonstration ...... no. 3 .......

Today I would never think of photographing young people, but 35 years ago they were no less a valid subject than any of the thousands that attended the demonstration in Birmingham.

The three lads will now be grown up and I wonder what memories they have of that day in Birmingham.

The year was 1983 and this was one of the large demonstrations organized by the Labour Party to call for action to reverse the growing levels of unemployment which on that Saturday stood at three million.

Location Birmingham

Picture; Faces from a demonstration, 1983, from the collection of Andrew Simpson

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